Makes: 32 Pieces | Total Time: 2 Hours 15 Minutes
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This is an easy low carb fudge recipe for when you need to satisfy your sweet tooth without feeling like you’ve overindulged. Double Chocolate Chipotle Fudge is definitely one of the best low cal desserts to have if you are on a diet – one piece weighs in at only 90 calories. You won’t feel heavy after you’ve had a couple of pieces… or even more than a couple!
When I created this no-bake low carb dessert, I figured I’d take it a step further and add in a little chipotle.
Chocolate fudge with chipotle, you may ask?
To be honest, when I first heard about this combination of chipotle and chocolate, I never imagined that hot and spicy peppers would pair well with velvety dark chocolate, but whoever came up with that idea was genius. There is a reason why the chocolate-chipotle idea has been catching on – because it really works!
If you want to push the carb and sugar levels down even further and make this a keto dark chocolate fudge, omit the white chocolate chips. You’ll shave off three grams of carbs per piece and nearly all of the sugar, dropping the carbs down to 11% and raising the protein to 11% as well.
How’s that for a healthy dessert recipe?
The white chocolate chips, however, just add that special little something. They are like pops of creamy goodness amidst the luscious dark chocolate fudge, rounding out the kick of the chipotle… kind of like puffy white clouds bringing moments of cool shade on a hot summer day.
Indulge a little.
Making fudge is pretty easy, too, so you don’t have to fret over where to get good fudge.
(Need inspiration? Watch the video below to see how to make your own fudge!)
Wine pairings for Double Chocolate Chipotle Fudge
Believe it or not, a great wine to have with this slightly spicy dark chocolate fudge is an off-dry rosé, such as Zinfandel, which complements both the smoky spice of chipotle and the richness of dark chocolate. A port will also work well with this dessert, especially if you add blue cheese to the platter!
Double Chocolate Chipotle Fudge
- coconut oil for the pan
- 12 ounces good quality chocolate baking squares minimum 66% cacao
- 1 cup evaporated milk
- ½ teaspoon chipotle in adobo sauce pureed
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- ½ teaspoon 100% powdered leaf stevia
- 1 drop cinnamon essential oil
- 1 cup white chocolate chips plus more for sprinkling
- coarse sea salt for sprinkling
- Prepare a small baking dish (4 x 8 inches) by lining with foil, making sure that it extends out of the long edges by two inches (these will be your 'handles' for pulling the fudge out when it's done). Using a bunched up sheet of paper towel, grease the foil with about 1 teaspoon or so of the coconut oil. Smooth out the foil as you rub the oil over it.
- Heat the chocolate, evaporated milk, chipotle, stevia and butter in a double boiler, stirring occasionally to mix everything as it melts. Once the chocolate mixture is melted and becomes thick and smooth, remove the from the heat and allow it to cool slightly, about a minute or two.
- Thoroughly stir in the essential oil. Add in the 1 cup white chocolate chips and stir a few times, just enough to mix them through the dark chocolate the but not enough to melt them. Immediately pour the fudge into the prepared baking dish and spread it out evenly with the back side of a spoon or an offset spatula.
- Sprinkle the fudge with more white chocolate chips and a little bit of coarse sea salt. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours. When ready to serve, remove from the refrigerator and gently lift the fudge out of the pan by holding the edges of the tin foil and pulling up. Cut into 32 one-inch squares and serve!